Ottawa County Community Foundation
"Doing Good.  Forever."

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The Ottawa County Community Foundation is dedicated to helping you

with your philanthropy whether through memorial donations

or as part of your estate plan or will.

Grants Awarded to Local Non-profits
The Ottawa County Community Foundation presented 23 grants totaling $26,819 on June 18 at a Grant Award Breakfast. The following organizations/projects received funding:

Ability Center Ottawa County, outdoor recreation activities for disabled through "A Day at the Range";
American Red Cross of Ottawa County, to provide scholarships for Babysitter Training;
Bethel United Brethren Church, Modular stage for use by programs at "The Block" in Elmore;
Black Swamp Conservancy, kiosk at Scheef Point Nature Preserve;
Camp Sabroske, kitchen equipment in remodeled lodge;
Firelands Positive People design & printing of promotional brochures;
Friends of P.C. Parks, bicycle racks in Lakeview Park;
Friends P.C. Parks, landscaping around new lighthouse;
Habitat for Humanity of Ottawa County, construction of a home for a family in need;
Musical Arts Series at Firelands, concerts at six senior residence facilities;
Ohio Buckeye Nat'l. M.S. Society, short term assistance, equipment, home modifications and respite services;
Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, automatic gate for self-guided auto tour route;
Ottawa County 4-H Program; camp scholarships for those not able to afford a camping experience;
Ottawa County Board of D.D., 6 transmitters to expand Project Lifesaver;
Ottawa County CASA, obtain domain name and develop a website;
Ottawa County Museum, to create a staff workroom and uniform preservation display cases;
Otterbein North Shore, watercolor painting classes for seniors
Riders Unlimited, Inc, handicapped accessible viewing entrance; 
Schedel Arboretum & Gardens, establish Schedel Summer Science Camp;
The Church of Truth Ministries, food for disabled and veterans;
The First Tee of Lake Erie, scholarships for youth to attend the Fi
rst Tee program;
The Salvation Army, school supplies and book bags for low-income students;
United Way Ottawa County,  produce an Ottawa County Resource Directory.

Funding for these grants comes from the earnings from several unrestricted funds held by the Ottawa County Community Foundation including the Armburster Fund, Peterson-Blackburn Fund, Rhiel Fund, Rofkar Fund, Stensen Memorial Fund, and Theirwechter Fund.  

2013 Foundation Facts

  •  $35,105 awarded as grants to 19  non-profit groups 

  • $81,201 awarded to 84 students as scholarships from over 40 different scholarship funds

  • $63,780 distributed through Donor Advised, Designated, and Organization Endowment Funds

  • Current value of our funds is over $4.8 million


You may contribute to an existing fund with as little as $5.

A named fund may be established with a gift of $10,000 or more.  A named scholarship fund may be established with a gift of $25,000 or more. 

Perpetual scholarships and grants are awarded 

from the funds. 

The Ottawa
 County Community Foundation encourages

“Doing good.  Forever."

*The Ottawa County Community Foundation is a public charitable organization created by the citizens of our community to improve the quality of life for those who live and work in the Ottawa County area.

*The Foundation established a permanent endowment to support a variety of charitable programs designed to address the current and emerging needs of local residents in the fields of education, social services, physical and mental health, safe and positive living environment, natural resources and the arts.

*College Scholarships are awarded to deserving students to support their post-secondary educational endeavors.


Ottawa County Community Foundation
P.O. Box 36
Port Clinton, Ohio 43452

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